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Maia Garau

Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Maia Garau is a Senior Consultant with XPLANE and part of a core team heading up the company’s Amsterdam office. She facilitates workshops and discovery sessions for clients including Elsevier, Hewlett Packard, Sony Ericsson, Swisscom, Nokia, LEGO, American Express and InterContinental Hotels Group.  These sessions blend visual thinking, sense-making and storytelling to diagnose problems, align teams, co-create solutions and drive behavior change. Maia has taught Service Design and Experience Design at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Umeå Institute of Design (UID) and Copenhagen Institute for Interaction Design (CIID). She has a BA in Comparative Literature from Brown University, an MSc in Virtual Environments from the Bartlett School of Architecture, and a PhD in Computer Science from University College London.

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